"On The Road With Schelley Brown Francis" Blog is all about me and my family, friends and the things that make up my life here in Minden, Louisiana! Many of the people, places and things in my life are related to "Olivia" a 1937 Buick Special that I was allowed to own for a period of time. She is named after the mother of the Waltons T.V. show. She changed my life on April 9th, 2002 and I am forever grateful to her! If you aren't a real car person you can never understand that last statement. It is because of her that I have the 100's of friends that I have now. It is because of her that I created Minden Cruisin For A Cure Wheels Through Time Car Show. It is because of her that I am envolved with Mid America Old Time Automobile Association. Everytime I got behind her wheel a tear or two might roll down my cheek because she changed my world and who would have believed one car could do so much for so many people. In August of 2009 I made a hard decision to sell my beloved "Olivia" it was time for a new chapter in my life and someone that loved her as much as I did wanted to buy her. She changed my life and by selling her she will allow me to fullfill another dream maybe! In 2012 I became a member of Motor Maids, Inc. the oldest women's motorcycle group in the U.S. and Canada. This is the new chapter in my life, riding my 2004 Harley with a great group of new friends. In September of 2014 I was hit at a red light in Magnolia, Arkansas.....I wasn't totaled out but my motorcycle was. Shortly afterward I found my next ride a 2013 HD Heritage named Buttercup.... cause I sure had to suck it up and just ride.
1937 Buick Special
Me and Olivia
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Me and "The Hell Bitch"
My 50th birthday gift to myself a 2004 Harley she is named after Captain Call's horse on Lonesome Dove.
Minden did it again! Hard to believe that evey year it grows so much! Little city with a big heart! I am proud to be a part of such an amazing feat! For more information and to look at pictures go to www.mindenstjude.com